Luma was created by Dr. Paul Judge and Mike Van Bruinisse. Paul and Mike have worked together for 15 years solving complex networking and security problems for the largest companies in the world.
With the rise of the connected home, people are using more devices than ever. Home WiFi networks now need to be able to keep every one of them running and fully secure. Mike, Paul, and the team decided to use their expertise to create the perfect, personalized WiFi network for everyone.
On that day, Luma was born. Since then, the mission has been the same: To create the fastest, simplest, most secure, and most reliable home network that’s equipped for the technology of today, and tomorrow.
Dr. Paul Judge
Dr. Paul Judge is an entrepreneur and investor. He is a cofounder at @getLuma, @Pindrop, @Monsieur, @TechSquare and @Curateurs. From 2009-2014 he was Chief Research Officer and VP at Barracuda Networks. In 2007 he founded Purewire and served as Chief Technology Officer until Purewire was acquired by Barracuda Networks in 2009. Previously he served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for Secure Computing. Judge was the Chief Technology Officer at CipherTrust, where he managed the research and product management teams and was the lead inventor on all patented messaging security technologies. CipherTrust was the market share leader in messaging security prior to its acquisition in 2006 by Secure Computing. Prior to his tenure at CipherTrust, Dr. Judge worked with IBM and NASA. Having been named to MIT’s list of the top 100 young innovators in the world in 2003, Dr. Judge has spearheaded multiple research initiatives and founded the Internet Research Task Force’s Anti-Spam Research Group. Dr. Judge is a recognized authority on information security issues, having authored numerous papers that have been published in leading academic journals, presented at multiple industry and academic conferences including Interop, RSA, and Defcon. Dr. Judge has also been featured in hundreds of national media outlets including ABC World News, CNN, Forbes, Business Week, Fox News and the LA Times. Dr. Judge holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Morehouse College, and earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.
Mike Van Bruinisse
Internet Security and Privacy
Specialties: Pre- and Post- launch internet start-ups, financing, fund raising, competitive analysis, mergers and acquisition.